During the past 6+ years, I have spent a majority of my Thursday nights writing and putting together Divrie Torah. Unfortunately, a few months ago due to unforeseen circumstances I stopped writing. It pains me that so much time has passed and I missed so many opportunities to share inspirational thoughts with you guys.
Earlier tonight, someone asked me what the upcoming holiday, (Simchat Torah) means to me. While I thought about it, all the memories of the past few years came rushing back. I remembered when I was younger, I always loved going to shul and holding the Torah during hakafos. The reason why holding the Torah was such a vital part of my Simchas Torah is because I was elated to celebrate completing something that is written by Hashem. Hashem shared his wisdom through the Torah and now we have the opportunity to connect to Him by learning it.
Over the past few years I have tried to take a small part of the torah and bring it into the world in a practical way. In this way, we can elevate and infuse the mundane world with Hashem’s wisdom and make this world a better place. Over the past two weeks, I took a few moments to reflect and realized that it’s worthless to feel down over missed opportunities of the past few months. Instead, join me as we transform the world by doing good deeds and acts of kindness. Hopefully with this, we will merit to dance with the Torah all the way to Yerushaliam with the coming of moshiach!
Good Yom tov!
All the best
Avroham Y Ross